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    January 25, 2009

    The week on GNW (Jan. 18-24)

    Posted by: Chris

    Here are the five biggest stories from Gay News Watch over the last week:

    1. Gay Portland mayor admits '05 relationship with teenGay Portland mayor admits '05 relationship with teen: QUICK LOOK: More than a year after denying it, the newly elected mayor of Portland has admitted having a sexual relationship with a male teenager in 2005. Sam Adams, who is openly... (MORE)
    2. Obama says 'all are equal' but gays not in addressObama says 'all are equal' but gays left out of address: QUICK LOOK: President Barack Obama said in his inaugural address that “all are equal,” but omitted a frequent stump-speech reference to gay Americans. “The time has come to reaffirm... (MORE)
    3. 'Milk' gets 8 Oscar nominations including Best Picture'Milk' gets 8 Oscar nods and Penn for Best Actor: QUICK LOOK: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced eight nominations today for the Harvey Milk biopic, "Milk," making it a heavyweight contender in the awards,... (MORE)
    4. Disgraced evangelist faces new gay sex allegationsDisgraced evangelist faces new gay sex allegations: QUICK LOOK: Disgraced evangelical leader Ted Haggard's former church disclosed Friday that the gay sex scandal that caused his downfall extends to a young male church volunteer... (MORE)
    5. HBO blames producer for cutting Robinson prayerHBO blames producers for cutting gay bishop's prayer: QUICK LOOK: Sunday afternoon, HBO televised the Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial — a concert planned by the Presidential Inauguration Committee — to kick off... (MORE)

    And here are a few of the most popular from the last week:

    • Gay politican talks about Gaydar photo controversyGay politician talks about Gaydar photo controversy: UICK LOOK: A junior minister has given a deeply personal interview to a gay publication in which he discusses coming out, his mother's struggle with alcoholism and his humiliation... (MORE)
    • Simpsons out macho character Duffman as gay man'Simpsons' out gay character Duffman as gay man: QUICK LOOK: Long-running TV comedy show The Simpsons has revealed that the character of Duffman is gay. The revelation comes in the latest episode of the program, now in its 20th... (MORE)
    • Bisexual British army cop busted for working as prostitute: QUICK LOOK: A bisexual army cop has been relieved off her duties after it was discovered that she was working as a 100 pounds an hour hooker from her barracks. Lance Corporal Rebecca Smith, 21, who had been given... (MORE)
    • Anti-gay Nike advertisement isn't from Nike after allAnti-gay Nike advertisement isn't from Nike after all: QUICK LOOK: Some Internet forums are ablaze over what appears to be Nike’s newest ad campaign in the latest issue of CMYK Magazine. The ad copy reads: “THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN... (MORE)
    • Donors rescue the struggling Log Cabin RepublicansDonors rescue struggling Log Cabin Republicans: QUICK LOOK: A number of donors have come to the rescue of the Log Cabin Republicans in an attempt to alleviate the group’s debt of at least $100,000, according to Patrick Sammon,... (MORE)


    These were the five stories on Gay News Watch with the biggest buzz over the last seven days, along with some of the most popular stories from the last week. You can also view the stories with the biggest buzz factor from the last month or year, and the most popular from the last month or year.



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